Views sought on the future of the maritime charity sector

May 17, 2019

Do you provide any form of welfare support with a main focus on maritime beneficiaries (whether Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Merchant Navy or Fishing Fleet)? If so, we need you!

In 2017, our partner organisation,  the Maritime Charities Group published a 10-year review of the maritime charity sector, ‘Navigating Change’. This report contained ground-breaking research into the support provided by charities for the UK seafaring community, including seafarers and their families. The report also contained a timely update on the needs and aspirations of the UK seafaring community.

This year, the Maritime Charities Group has commissioned an important update to this research in order to see how the charitable provision for seafarers and their families is continuing to evolve to meet future needs. The update will be carried out using a brief online survey. The results will be published and fed back to the maritime sector later this year.

Both pieces of research are carried out by the independent consultancy The Researchery. A number of carefully selected organisations will be invited to take part in the online survey.

If your organisation is contacted, we would urge you to take part at your earliest opportunity – your organisation will have been  selected to represent a specific part of the maritime charity sector, and so participation will help to ensure that we achieve a balanced and representative view across all organisation types, sizes and beneficiary groups. If you have any questions about the research or have any comments, you can contact the research team via email: